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From Unico Hommes <>
Subject Re: Small CMS on top of the SVN repository
Date Wed, 25 May 2005 12:46:00 GMT
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Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> Unico Hommes wrote:
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>> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>> <snip/>
>>> Yes it *is* about the technology. Why don't we have cool docs? Because
>>> writing them in XML is a major PITA. That's why I dislike writing docs
>>> so much.
>>> Give me an htmlarea in a webapp and I'll be happy to dump my brain. And
>>> we have this today with Cocoon.
>> That gets me thinking that perhaps, instead of installing a ready to go
>> CMS like Daisy or Lenya or whathaveyou, we should just start right
>> there. I mean, install a minimal Cocoon with Linotype at
>> and start adding the features we want to it.
>> As a start I'd volunteer to make Linotype use our SVN repository as its
>> backend. I'm sure we can find some space in our repository for that.
> My initial idea was very similar (instead of Linotyp I'd use Cocoon
> Forms with a widget styled using HTMLArea), see
> The new flat
> structure of documents  (every document is a directory with a bunch of
> documents) was designed to be easily integrated into a tiny,
> self-written CMS on top of it.

Exactly. The document editing side of this is really not very
complicated. We don't need a heavy enterprise level CMS for that. I very
much like the proposal on that wiki page. And I see that already some
work has been done.

I have a little time on my hands to actually implement some of the
things mentioned. My only question is what are others possibly doing in
parallel setting up some other system. I'd rather not duplicate efforts
when it turns out someone has set up Daisy somewhere by the end of this
week. If someone's that close to a working system I say we go with that.

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